BIM with Revit Architecture

Revit Architecture

SkillsFuture Credit Approved Course


This course teaches the essential techniques to complete solid architectural projects in Autodesk Revit. First, get comfortable with the Revit environment, and learn to set up a project and add the grids, levels, and dimensions that will anchor your design. Subsequently, modelling techniques will be covered, including: adding walls, doors, and windows; creating and mirroring groups; linking to external assets and DWG files; and working with floors, roofs, and ceilings. Advanced topics such as modelling stairs, complex walls, and partially obscured building elements, as well as adding rooms and solid geometry will be taught. In the last part of the course, export project files to various format will also covered.


  1. Core Concepts
    • Introducing building information modelling (BIM)
    • Working in one model with many views
    • Understanding Revit element hierarchy
  1. Getting Comfortable with the Revit Environment
    • Understanding the different versions of Revit
    • The Recent Files screen and the Application menu
    • Using the Ribbon and the QAT
    • Understanding context ribbons
    • Using the Properties palette
    • Using the Project Browser
    • Customizing the user interface
    • Using keyboard shortcuts in Revit
    • Navigating views (zooming, panning, and rotating)
    • Selecting objects
    • Understanding selection toggles
    • Accessing Revit options
  1. Starting a Project
    • Creating a new project from a template
    • Accessing a multi-user projects using Workshare
    • Creating and configuring a new project
    • Adding levels
    • Adding grids
    • Refining a layout with temporary dimensions
    • Adding columns
  1. Modelling Basics
    • Adding walls
    • Wall properties and types
    • Using snaps
    • Locating walls
    • Using the Modify tools
    • Adding doors and windows
    • Adding plumbing fixtures and other components
    • Using Autodesk Seek
    • Wall joins
    • Using constraints
  1. Links, Imports, and Groups
    • Linking AutoCAD DWG files
    • Creating topography from a DWG link
    • Understanding CAD inserts
    • Import tips
    • Creating groups
    • Mirroring groups to create a layout
    • Creating Revit links
    • Rotating and aligning a Revit link
    • Establishing shared coordinates
    • Managing links
    • Understanding file formats
  1. Sketch-Based Modelling Components
    • Creating floors
    • Creating footprint roofs
    • Working with ceilings
    • Creating extrusion roofs
    • Attaching walls to roofs
    • Using the shape editing tools to create a flat roof
    • Working with slope arrows
    • Adding openings
  1. Stairs
    • Working with stairs
    • Adding railings to stairs
    • Working with component-based stairs
    • Adding extensions to railings
  1. Complex Walls
    • Creating a custom basic wall type
    • Understanding stacked walls
    • Adding curtain walls
    • Adding curtain grids, mullions, and panels
    • Creating wall sweeps and reveals
    • Model lines
  1. Visibility and Graphic Controls
    • Using object styles
    • Working with visibility and graphic overrides
    • Using view templates
    • Hiding and isolating objects in a model
    • Understanding view extents and crop regions
    • Understanding view range
    • Displaying objects above and below in plan views
    • Using the Linework tool
    • Using cutaway views
    • Using graphical display options
  1. Rooms
    • Adding rooms
    • Controlling room numbering
    • Understanding room bounding elements
  1. Schedules and Tags
    • Understanding tags
    • Adding schedule views
    • Modifying schedule views
    • Creating a key schedule
    • Using images in schedule
  1. Annotation and Details
    • Adding text
    • Adding dimensions
    • Adding symbols
    • Adding legend views
    • Creating a detail callout
    • Adding detail components
    • Using arrays to parametrically duplicate objects
    • Adding filled and masking regions
  1. The Basics of Families
    • Understanding families
    • Creating a new family from a template
    • Using reference planes, parameters, and constraints
    • Adding solid geometry
    • Cutting holes using void geometry
    • Adding blends
    • Completing the family
  1. Sheets, Plotting, and Publishing
    • Adding sheets
    • Working with placeholder sheets
    • Aligning views with a guide grid
    • Exporting to AutoCAD
    • Plotting and creating a PDF